Tour de Slovénie
Stage 3: Rogaska Slatina - Trije Kralji - Stage Details

Simon Yates continues to demonstrate that he’s recovered well from a broken collarbone sustained at the Tour of Turkey in April with strong performances in his first stage race since surgery to repair the break. The neo-pro climbed to fifth place on the third stage of the Tour de Slovénie on the mountain finish in Trije Kralji. The result is enough to keep Yates in the best young rider jersey and leapfrog up the general classification into seventh overall. Michael Matthews suffered up the final ascent and tumbled down to 59th place overall as Tiago Machado (NetApp – Endura) moved into the race lead.

"Simon was actually quite aggressive. He tried to get away from the front group multiple times. Tiago counter-attacked one of Simon’s move, and Simon was under the pump at the moment. A few other guys were able to respond, and the gap began to grow. From there it was a race for fourth place. Simon managed to get a jump on a couple guys toward the finish and steal a few seconds from guys ahead of him on the general classification. It was a great ride. It’s only his second race back since the collarbone break – and only the first stage race. He still has the white young rider’s jersey." - Sport Director Matt Wilson


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) - Bardiani-CSF 5:09:17
2 Tiago Machado (Por) - Team Netapp - Endura 0:00:01
3 Iinur Zakarin (Rus) - RusVelo 0:00:07
4 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) - Neri Sottoli-Yellow Fluo 0:00:29
5 Simon Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:41
6 Emanuele Sella (Ita) - Androni Giocattoli ST
7 Kristijan Koren (Slo) - Cannondale ST
8 Damiano Caruso (Ita) - Cannondale 0:00:44
9 Angelo Pagani (Ita) - Bardiani-CSF ST
10 Eliot Lietaer (Bel) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise 0:00:56
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Simon Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:41
36 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:13
76 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:35
85 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
86 Mitch Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST